[Mailman-Users] Mailman replacing subject text with odd characters and tabs
zorzin at anc.net
Thu Feb 2 04:43:34 CET 2006
My company runs several mailman lists for internal usage, which we have
been happy with for years. Recently after an upgrade, our system has
started behaving strangely.
We have an automated ticket system that occasionally sends out email to
the lists. This has always worked fine in the past. Lately, it is
starting to replace spaces in the subject header with odd characters and
newlines....but only on two of the four lists.
An example: This is a copy/paste of an affected message's header.
Subject: [XXX-List] XXXXX-XXXXX: unit not eligable for warranty
despite being purchased as new
You'll notice the newline after 'warranty'.
Also, most of the spaces in these subjects are being replaced by
characters unprintable in Outlook Express or Mozilla; we get little
black squares in between each word, which indicates some sort of
character set error.
Only two of our four lists are doing this, and we have checked character
encodings on all the pages we can find. I have verified with our
sysadmin that the mailman and internal ticket system lists are set to
the exact same character set. We see no differences in the
configurations between the functional and bugged lists.
Does anybody have any suggestions on a course of action to take? I can
provide more information as it's needed, but I'm kind of inexperienced
at this and have been tasked with figuring out what's up with our system.
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